Gramma's Teeth
Average Rating:
6.11

Gramma’s Teeth

When I was just a little kid, my grandmother on my mother's side once scared the living shit out of me. I've never forgotten that terrifying moment of my youth. Until now, it was just ...
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Room to Spare
Average Rating:
8.91

Room to Spare

The Stanwyck Ghost Tours used to be a tradition in my hometown around Halloween. It was always cheap and heavy on the schlock. Hammy tour guides, cheesy music, cheap decorations. Picture Monster Mash as a ...
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Jamie Lee Curtis and the Night They Filmed Halloween On Our Street
Average Rating:
8.43

Jamie Lee Curtis and the Night They Filmed Halloween On Our Street

Sometimes when you’re a kid, you dream shit that you don’t tell your parents. And it’s not because what you dreamt was so bad, but because you have no words to explain what the fuck ...
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It Came From the Haunted House Across the Street
Average Rating:
8.82

It Came From the Haunted House Across the Street

Publisher's Note: This story is preceded by a prequel. To read the earlier chronological installment of this series, please click here. After my dad shared his Halloween tale about the disappearance of his best friend ...
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Be Home by Midnight on Halloween Night
Average Rating:
8.55

Be Home by Midnight on Halloween Night

Growing up, my dad would tell me scary stories, ones he claimed he experienced during his childhood. His stories would both fascinate and terrify me. As I grew older, the stories he would share became ...
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Tempting Fate
Average Rating:
6.98

Tempting Fate

Detective Martinez dragged on his filter-tipped cigarette, watching the fiery cherry rapidly descend to the orange paper. He heaved a deep sigh on the exhale, regretting having to work into the wee hours.  The spent ...
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My Son Won't Take Off His Halloween Costume
Average Rating:
7.46

My Son Won’t Take Off His Halloween Costume

Being poor is tough, but it hits especially hard during the holidays. Halloween is the first reminder that you don't have the disposable income for your kid's happiness. I took Austin down to a local ...
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Don't Ever Take Your Eyes Off Your Children This Halloween
Average Rating:
8.69

Don’t Ever Take Your Eyes Off Your Children This Halloween

“Dad, just a few more houses, pleeeasseee?” Why did I say yes? I blame myself every day, but how could I not? If you saw his face, if you saw those big beautiful brown eyes ...
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Something Comes Into My Room Every Night
Average Rating:
8.15

Something Comes Into My Room Every Night

When I was seven years old, my mother and I moved to a small town in Massachusetts. It was a rough time for me as my father had just up and left a few weeks ...
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The Halloween Mask
Average Rating:
7.98

The Halloween Mask

Ding! I jolted awake. My phone lit up on the nightstand. It showed one new notification: Motion detected at your doorstep. 3:17 AM. My heart pounded as my fingers slipped across the screen. I clicked ...
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I Am a Ghost
Average Rating:
7.75

I Am a Ghost

It's that time of year again. Another stupid Halloween night with a bunch of stupid kids breaking into my house, just to prove they have balls to enter a haunted house. Well, I'm a ghost, ...
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The Last Halloween
Average Rating:
8.98

The Last Halloween

I don't celebrate Halloween. When the trick-or-treaters come out and start prowling my street, I make sure to keep my front porch light off and pull the shades down. If someone rings my doorbell despite ...
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When the Halloween Decorations Start Bleeding
Average Rating:
8.02

When the Halloween Decorations Start Bleeding

"Am I going to be charged with murder?" The detective sighed, and did not answer. His eyes were tired, haunted. "Just help us get to the bottom of this," he said. "Okay," I answered. "I'll ...
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A Walk Home on Halloween
Average Rating:
7.84

A Walk Home on Halloween

I had just moved to my current flat in Raynes Park, Southwest London, and was still fairly unfamiliar with the area. Now my current bosses and supervisors know that I am still fighting a losing ...
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Pick-a-Pocket
Average Rating:
7.98

Pick-a-Pocket

My younger brother disappeared on Halloween night when he was seven years old. It hollowed out my mother, who was raising the two of us all by herself, and that was already hard enough in ...
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The Murphy Horror House
Average Rating:
8.08

The Murphy Horror House

Living in the town of Findlay, you hear a lot of urban legends. Scary stories and rumors, usually conjured up to convince the young kids to behave and not to stay out past their bedtimes ...
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The Worst Haunted House
Average Rating:
7.33

The Worst Haunted House

You know you’re in for a treat when you can already see the props peeling off the walls before you even get in. Rick tried to push the foam sword back on the wall, only ...
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I Grew Up
Average Rating:
7.96

I Grew Up

My father died from pulmonary hypertension when I was only four years old. I still remember the night he had the heart-attack, watching from the third-floor window of my great-grandmother's bedroom as he was wheeled ...
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The Boy in the Devil Costume
Average Rating:
7.92

The Boy in the Devil Costume

I hate Halloween for many reasons. I have to answer the door every ten minutes. I have to pretend like I’m excited to give bratty kids free candy. I have to stay inside, because driving ...
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The Ones Who Sleep Alone
Average Rating:
7.62

The Ones Who Sleep Alone

During my junior year of college, I was on a bit of a bender. My high school girlfriend finally called it quits for the third time and the lure of the one night stand caught ...
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Babysitting on Halloween
Average Rating:
7.94

Babysitting on Halloween

£25 an hour to look after two little children, I wasn't going to turn that down. It was Halloween night and I had grown out of it, but it didn't stop their parents from going ...
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